Hamburg Süd: “Santa Ursula” Christened in Brazil
On Thursday, 26 July 2012, Hamburg Süd celebrated the christening of its “Santa Ursula” container ship in the port of Santos (Brazil). The sponsor of the “Santa Ursula” is Marcia A.
SEACOR Holdings 2Q 2012 Results
SEACOR Holdings Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2012. SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.
OP/ED: Maritime Education
Will the American University System Follow in the Wake of our Merchant Fleet? Everyone who came to America knew that the most reliable path to financial success and status was hard work and higher education. That formula even worked for those born here. The rush to higher education started in 1947 when the GI Bill sent millions of Americans to college. In fact, for years, almost half of all those entering…
Inland Waterways Users Board Meeting Scheduled
The Inland Waterways Users Board, sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will meet on 29 August in St. Louis. Agenda to include status of funding for…
GEOSHIPS to Operate, Manage New DP1 Craft
GEOSHIPS creates 40 new jobs with delivery of latest vessel. GEOSHIPS Group, a marine and subsea services provider, has completed charter party negotiations with Singapore based Teras Offshore, for a new Offshore Deck Cargo Vessel, resulting in the planned recruitment of a further 40 offshore staff. Formed in 2003, Westhill-based GEOSHIPS will operate, manage and crew the DP1 (dynamic positioning) Loch Seaforth vessel…
U.S. DOT Answers Questions on Drug & Alcohol Testing
The Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, with the Office of General Counsel, issued a 49 CFR Part 40 Question and Answer. Like all ODAPC/OGC Qs & As…
Seismic Triplets for Mainport
East Malaysia’s Shin Yang Shipyard has begun construction of three new support vessels for Mainport. Located in Miri, Sarawak the Shin Yang Shipyard has developed an impressive record in the fabrication of sophisticated off shore vessels such as the anchor-handling tug Danem 19. Two of the new support vessels, the Mainport Cedar and Mainport Pine, will be 54.6 by 13.8-meter supply, seismic support vessels.
Engine Marks Generational Change in Container Shipping
First S90ME-C9.2 unit successfully tested at Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division in Korea. MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that its first super-long-stroke, 90-cm bore Mk 9 engine has successfully completed test bed trials at Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division. The S90ME-C9.2 covers the new trend in container shipping demanding smaller bore, super-long-stroke engines with lower propeller speeds.
FuelCell Energy Wins US Navy UUV Contract
FuelCell Energy Inc. awarded US$3.8-million contract by U.S. Navy to develop power system for unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). FuelCell Energy, Inc., a leading…
Celebration on Reconstruction of Japan Earthquake Devasted Port
NYK Group company, held a get-together on board its 58,000-ton bulk carrier New Pride with guests from the Ishinomaki area in Miyagi prefecture to celebrate the installation of a new mechanical unloader (cargo handling machinery) at the port’s No. 7 Hiyori wharf and to pray for the further recovery and development of the port. Two of the port’s three unloaders toppled into the sea during the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami…
Dubai's Skystream Meets Connectivity Demands in Maritime & Energy Sectors
Sky-Stream selects two Eutelsat satellites to support increasing demands from maritime and energy sectors. Dubai-based Sky-Stream has selected capacity on two satellites…
China Shipping Industry in Recession as Economy Slows
China's shipping industry grapples with recession caused by waning demand & higher costs, & many small businesses are facing bankruptcy. The Ministry of Transport said that In the first six months…
GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System on a Chip
VectorNav Technologies launch the VN-200, high-accuracy GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) on a surface-mount chip the size of a postage stamp. Combining…
Singapore's Kreuz Holdings Wins Sub-sea Contract
Kreuz Holdings Ltd. The work is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2012 for a duration of approximately three months, with option for further extension.
Pilot Freight Services Post Strong Revenue Growth in Q2 2012
Pilot Freight Services announce reported revenue of $126.5 million for the second quarter, ending June 30, 2012. This marks a 12.5 percent increase over the same…
Smouldering Containership Closing the UK Coast
'MSC Flamlinia' under tow, listing 11 degrees, heads for UK coastal water at 4 knots. MSC FLAMINIA and its accompanying group of tugs is currently located 170 nautical…
Java Sea Weather Forecasting Contract for BMT Argoss
BMT Argoss’s expertise will be used to ensure the safe transfer of crews to and from offshore platforms and to optimise operability and minimise risks due to unexpected and unfavourable we ather conditions during drilling operations. The contract is for two years, with an option to extend for an additional two years. The Java Sea is one of the waters of the East Indian Archipelago, bounded by the island of Borneo to the North, Sulawesi to the West, Java to the South and Sumatra to the East.
Worker Strike Causes Brazilian Port Berthing Delays
Brazilian ports are facing problems in maintaining normal operations due to nationwide Health Authorities strike. Major Brazilian ports around the country are experiencing considerable delays.
Maersk Container Line Leads in Reliability Says Report
The report, a joint effort between ecommerce network provider INTTRA and container shipping analyst SeaIntel, examined the performance of the top 20 container lines in schedule reliability. In the past year, Maersk Line has been the No.1 carrier in eight of the months and No.2 for four. The report also highlights, among others, the effect of Daily Maersk on Maersk Line's June reliability, a month when many carriers saw reliability dip.
Careers in the U.S. $70 Billion Composites Industry
IYRS, a Rhode Island marine trades & technology school, to partner with Maine businesses to run 'Open House' prorgrams on careers & training opportunities in the composites industry.